As shutdowns, cutbacks and other coronavirus-related troubles led legions of Americans to stay away from hotels and airports, numbers increased at many public and private California campgrounds, their operators said.
“We’ve actually had record bookings the last couple of days,” said Nick Devane, founder and chief executive of Texino, a company that rents and customizes camping vans. The company, based in the L.A. neighborhood of Silver Lake, opened in late 2018.
“I think people want to avoid airports and they want to get away from cities, and camping is a way to do both,” Devane said.
The California State